Fenix WF26R 3000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Fenix WF26R (WF26R) released in 2022. It uses Luminus SST70 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 52888 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 460 m.
The WF26R flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers
Fenix WF26R (WF26R) pictures
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Fenix WF26R (WF26R) specifications
The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.
|aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The heavier flashlight may be more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies.
The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This flashlight features a captivating black color.
|Luminus SST70 LED
|AR coated glass
|mechanical rear, electronic rear
Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments.
The WF26R uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.
The 3000 lm output of WF26R provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The intense brightness of a 52888 cd flashlight can provide exceptional visibility and enhance safety in low-light or dark environments. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The WF26R is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
|1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
The power source of the WF26R flashlight is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The Low Voltage Protection helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety.
The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The impact resistance of a flashlight refers to its ability to withstand physical shocks or impacts without being damaged.
|ARB-L21-5000 v2.0 battery
magnetic charger cable
The included battery is selected to meet the specific power requirements of the WF26R flashlight, ensuring reliable and efficient operation. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.
The performance of the Fenix WF26R flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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